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Justin Shaginaw

Should high school players expect 'pro-level' treatment?

Friday, August 30, 2013, 6:00 AM
With the start of high school soccer, we can all think back to our athletic days: sitting in a cramped locker room waiting to get our ankles taped, hoping they have any favor of Gatorade other than lemon-lime. Butterflies in our stomachs as we wait for game time. So how do these high school experiences... Read more

Sports Drinks: Separating fact from fiction

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
Gatorade, Powerade, Accelerade, Lucozade, Sqwincher, EFS, Recharge, All Sport, Levelen… as you can see there are endless sports drinks on the market. These drinks say they can increase performance, decrease cramping, and speed recovery. What does the research say? Pre-activity sports drinks There... Read more

Kinesiotape, vibration machines and more: Do they REALLY work?

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:21 AM
(Editor’s note: This is part two of an article on the true effects of sports performance products. To read Part One, click here.) Kinesiotape We’ve all seen it on athletes ranging from beach volleyball to the NFL. It comes in all sorts of colors such as pink, blue, and red. But what does... Read more

What sports performance products REALLY work?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
Every athlete wants an edge. What’s the newest thing out there that will help me run faster, recover quicker, and play longer? How do I know which claims are fact and which are fiction? Let’s take a look and see what the research says. Compression garments 2XU, Skins, CEP, CW-X, 110%.... Read more

Nerlens Noel's ACL tear and what to expect

Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:01 AM
“It’s happening again!” That was the initial reaction of many 76ers fans, as news broke that the team was trading All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a package that would bring back much-heralded draft pick Nerlens Noel from the University of... Read more

World Cup 2014: The "dress rehearsal"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup is underway. Group play is over and the semifinals are set: Brazil vs. Uruguay; Spain vs Italy. It’s a tune-up, a full dress rehearsal for the biggest event on the soccer world stage—the FIFA World Cup. Confederations Cup competition consists of eight teams:... Read more

How to avoid tennis elbow and other setbacks on the court

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
With the outdoor tennis season comes sprains and strains, aching knees and shoulders. Today, we will focus on common tennis injuries, how to prevent them, and how to treat them when they occur: Tennis elbow This seems to be the bane of tennis players as it can be very difficult to treat. Not all... Read more

Returning from injury: Genetics, hard work, or performance enhancement?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:00 AM
We all marvel in the extraordinary recovery of athletes following injury. Ray Lewis returned to play less than 3 months following tricep repair surgery. Adrian Peterson nearly broke the single season NFL rushing record less than a year after ACL reconstruction. Kyle Lowry played point guard for Villanova... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
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